Conrad Aiken

Fellow: Awarded 1934

Field of Study: Poetry

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 08-05-1889

Died: 08-17-1973

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1933–34:

AIKEN, CONRAD:  Appointed for creative writing, abroad; tenure, twelve months from April 21, 1934.

Born August 5, 1889, at Savannah, Georgia. Education: Harvard University, A.B., 1912.

Instructor in English, 1927–28, Harvard University. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, 1930.

Publications:  Earth Triumphant, 1914; Turns and Movies, 1916; The Jig of Forslin, 1916; Nocturne of Remembered Spring, 1917; The Charnel Rose, 1918; Scepticisms,  1919; The House of Dust, 1920; Punch: The Immortal Liar, 1921; The Pilgrimage of Festus, 1923; Priapus and the Pool, 1922; Modern American Poets, 1922; Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson,  1924; Bring! Bring!, 1925; Senlin, 1925; Blue Voyage,  1927; Modern American Poets, 1928; Costumes by Eros, 1928; Selected Poems, 1929; John Deth, 1930; The Coming Forth by Day of Osiris Jones, 1931; Preludes for Memnon, 1931; Great Circle, 1933; Among the Lost People, 1934.

AWARDS WON

Poet Laureate, 1950-52
National Book, Poetry, 1954
Pulitzer Prize, Poetry, 1930